Place: Mumbai, India
Publisher: Self published
Size: 17 x 21 cm (approx.)
Softcover with saddle stitch binding, edition of 150, designed by Tito. Text was compiled from conversations with the subjects featured in A Still Year.
Throughout December of 2020, I met up with and ended up shooting thirteen people - some who I knew personally, and others who I’d met for the first time. During the portrait sessions, we sat down to talk about the challenges they faced since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, how they dealt with it and how life has been for them while navigating through these strange times. The portraits were shot in my studio In Mumbai, mostly during the golden hour. These sun-drenched portraits along with their experiences represent a quiet and meditative memento of the past year.
The original intent for 'A Still Year' was to serve as a memento, hoping that the bad days were behind us. I finished editing the images around February of this year, not knowing that worse times were going to be coming very soon.
It can be ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org. All the proceeds from the zine will be contributed towards Hemkunt Foundation - an NGO that has been helping with the current oxygen shortage crisis and covid relief aid in Delhi and other states.